Friday, February 6, 2009

Valentine Pictures

Hi family and friends~
We now have some pictures of our little valentines in a new picture album titled "Valentine Pictures". Take a look....

Tonight's visit went well. Jenna is at 1 lb 15 ounces!!! She is having 17cc/3hours. She went down on her CPAP machine settings from 30 to 20 breaths per minute and is handling it fairly well. We decided to give her a rest and some time to adjust to her new added work load so did not do kangaroo care tonight with her. All of these adjustments are in turn attempts of weaning her of the CPAP support. Although we are very anxious to have some more holding and bonding time, we are more than willing to give her the time to adjust and get stronger. We are so happy with her weight gain and strength.

Blake is at 1lb 14 ounces. He is at 1.5cc/hr. His CPAP settings are down from 25 to 20breaths per minute. In case it wasn't mentioned before, the CPAP, in a way, is like a fan blowing air into their mouths to help keep their lungs open and delivers a certain amount of breaths for them (according to the setting) but for the most part, they are breathing on their own, doing the work themselves. Blake is doing okay with the reduced setting, he has had a few apneas today though. For this reason and for reason of giving him time to adjust, we did not do kangaroo time with him either. I am REALLY looking forward to holding my little boy for the first time but would rather give him the time to adjust and get even stronger.

Don't forget to check out the "littlest sweethearts" pictures!

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